Healing Rooted Overseas

In this blog post, we delve into the inspiring story of Rokhaya, a mompreneur who embarked on a journey of self-discovery and entrepreneurship in Jamaica. From her multicultural background to her determination to break generational barriers, Rokhaya’s story is a testament to resilience, passion, and the pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment. Join us as we explore her experiences and the valuable lessons she has learned along the way.


Podcast Introduction

Rokhaya opens her narrative by acknowledging the importance of creating a safe space for first-generation individuals and highlighting the significance of community. This blog post serves as an extension of that community, providing insight into Rokhaya’s journey and inspiring others to embrace their own unique paths.

Chapter 2: Embracing Multiple Places, Multiple Identities

Having been born in Senegal and lived in various parts of Canada, Rokhaya reflects on her experience of coming from multiple places and the impact it had on her identity. She notes that while she defines herself as an African, she doesn’t differentiate between Canada and Jamaica as they have both played significant roles in shaping who she is today. Rokhaya’s story highlights the fluidity of identity and the importance of embracing one’s roots and heritage.

From Corporate Job to Entrepreneurship

Rokhaya’s journey of entrepreneurship began unexpectedly, as a result of losing her corporate job under challenging circumstances. This shift led her to bet on herself and break the generational curse of working for others. With a passion for voice work and podcasting, Rokhaya found her calling as a podcast editor and coach. She shares how her business evolved and expanded into personalized coaching, strategy, and upcoming retreats. Her story inspires others to pursue their passions and embrace the freedom and possibilities that entrepreneurship offers.

Navigating Cultural Differences and Challenges

Living in Jamaica brought Rokhaya face-to-face with cultural differences and challenges that tested her patience and resilience. From connectivity issues and noise to changes in societal norms and differing perceptions of Western friendliness, Rokhaya shares the growth she experienced by immersing herself in the authentic Jamaican lifestyle. Through her journey, she learned the importance of embracing and understanding cultural nuances, as it influences personal and professional interactions.

Embracing Motherhood and Entrepreneurship

Rokhaya’s journey as a momopreneur highlights the intersection of motherhood and entrepreneurship. She emphasizes the need for careful planning and strategies for mothers who wish to travel, live abroad, or start their own businesses. Rokhaya’s personal experience of developing systems, hiring a virtual assistant, and understanding her hormonal cycle has empowered her to balance motherhood and business successfully. Her advice encourages mothers to harness their natural strengths and embrace the healing journey of self-care and self-awareness.

Conclusion: Rokhaya’s story is a testament to the power of resilience, pursuing one’s passions, and embracing cultural diversity. From her multicultural background to her entrepreneurial spirit, she exemplifies the strength and determination necessary to create a life that is true to oneself. Rokhaya’s journey resonates with many individuals who seek to break barriers, redefine success, and build a life of fulfillment and purpose. As we celebrate her accomplishments, we are reminded of the importance of community, self-discovery, and embracing the uniqueness of our own journeys.

We invite you to join the Labyrinth of the First Gen community and follow Rokhaya’s journey of redefining Black woman wellness and inspiring others along the way. Connect with Rokhaya on LinkedIn and Facebook, and stay tuned for her upcoming retreats and podcasts.

Learn more about Rokhaya business called Rokhaya.Flow is a Podcast and Voice Coaching business aimed at helping Black Women and Women of Color wellness coaches amplify their brand voice through proven podcast marketing strategies. You can follow Rokhaya on Instagram at @rokhaya.flow  and on LinkedIn.

Let us remember that the journey of self-discovery and entrepreneurship knows no boundaries, and we all have the power to create our own path to success.

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